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    Florida State College
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013] [Archived Catalog]

Degree and Certificate Information


Accreditation 
The Bachelor Degree 
University Transfer Program: Associate in Arts Degree 
The Associate in Science Degree 
Technical Certificates and Advanced Technical Certificates
Programs 


Technical Certificates

Preparation for Specialized Employment

Florida State College provides a number of educational programs of less than two years duration for which technical certificates are awarded upon satisfactory program completion.

The technical certificate is an intermediate step toward the associate in science degree in the particular area of study. Students can then build upon that technical certificate to accomplish the A.S. degree.

Selective Access Programs

Air traffic control, case management, emergency medical technician (EMT), medical coder/biller, paramedic and pharmacy technician programs are selective access programs and have special selection and admission criteria and procedures which may be obtained from the program office as listed in this catalog.

Technical Certificate Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a technical certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on all courses attempted at Florida State College.
  2. Completed the required courses as set forth in the curriculum.
  3. Students who place into college preparatory courses are required to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
  4. Completed at least one–fourth (25 percent) of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College.
  5. Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College before they may graduate.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the College term in which students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which they are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2012/2013) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2017, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2016/2017 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or prerequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Degree–seeking students whose native language is not English and who fall below a designated cutoff score on the English as a second language entry college placement test (CPT–L), will be required to take English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses prior to registering for other college credit classes. Students from cultures whose language of instruction may have been in English, but the native language is other than English, also come under the CPT–L test and course guidelines. The level of these courses will be determined by the entry placement scores. Individual exceptions will be determined by the EAP program manager. Students who place into EAP, as determined by the test, must complete EAP prefix courses before registering for other college credit classes. Non–degree–seeking college credit students who plan to take English, reading or courses where these are critical requisite skills must also meet these requirements. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the EAP program manager or designee.

Advanced Technical Certificates

Advanced Technical Certificates are designed for individuals who have already completed a degree (at least an associate degree) and are seeking advanced, specialized preparation in a particular career field to supplement their degree. Florida State College offers Advanced Technical Certificates in a few limited career areas in which advanced training beyond the associate degree level is needed.

Selective Access Program

Since Advanced Technical Certificates (ATCs) are often developed based upon specific business and industry needs, students should consult with an advisor regularly regarding the availability of ATCs at both the associate degree and bachelor degree level.

For example, Case Management is a selective access, associate level program and has special selection and admission criteria and procedures which may be obtained from the program office as listed in this catalog.

Advanced Technical Certificate Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded an advanced technical certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on all courses attempted at Florida State College.
  2. Completed the required courses as set forth in the curriculum.
  3. Students who place into college preparatory courses are required to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
  4. Completed at least one–fourth (25 percent) of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College.
  5. Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College before they may graduate.

Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the College term in which students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which they are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2012/2013) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2017, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2016/2017 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or prerequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Degree–seeking students whose native language is not English and who fall below a designated cutoff score on the English as a second language entry college placement test (CPT–L), will be required to take English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses prior to registering for other college credit classes. Students from cultures whose language of instruction may have been in English, but the native language is other than English, also come under the CPT–L test and course guidelines. The level of these courses will be determined by the entry placement scores. Individual exceptions will be determined by the EAP program manager. Students who place into EAP, as determined by the test, must complete EAP prefix courses before registering for other college credit classes. Non–degree–seeking college credit students who plan to take English, reading or courses where these are critical requisite skills must also meet these requirements. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the EAP program manager or designee.